Or, how a new species of squid was discovered. According to the BBC, scientists have identified a new species of squid hailing from seamounts in the Indian Ocean. This squid belongs to the family of long, slender, light-producing squid. The group of scientists spent 6 weeks cruising the Indian Ocean gathering data and over 7000 biological samples. For the past year, they have been sorting and sifting through the samples. So far, they have identified 70 species of squid, including this new species, which represents 20% of the known squid species in the world. The cruise was lead by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. You can check out the seamounts project page to learn more about the expidition or click this link to see a slideshow of creatures found during the research cruise.